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1044936 No.116705   [Reply]

Hello 1chan, its been a while. I'm looking for some advice on detailing Walthers cars. I have 3 Consists I'm trying to detail.

I have a 13 Car Brodaway Limited Consist, a 10 Car Superliner Consist, and a 10 Car Amfleet/Viewliner consist.

What I am looking for is quick fixes to improve the overall look of the cars. They are all decaled, the Broadway consist has all its Grab Irons installed (I won't be doing that to any other cars....ever, just to hell with that).

One tip I found was on the Superliner cars, to paint the sides of the strike plates silver, but is this something that carry's over to say the Broadway Limited cars (which are set around 1953-56)? What other quick painting, decaling, or other small things can be done to make these trains stand out.

>> No.116706  
>Broken sill steps

Bad order. 0/10 would not ride.

>> No.116707  

Super Glue can fix anything.

>> No.116711  

>>116707
Can it fix a broken heart?

;_;

>> No.116712  

>>116711
No, you're thinking of duct tape.

>> No.116725  

>>116705

I'd start by installing grab irons. Then I'd install proper diaphragms if they did not come stock with them. Weather the roof and underbody. Weather the truck and wheel assembly. Fix broken parts like the sill in your image.

>> No.116749  

Flat black the underbody. For the amtrak cars also paint the MU & HEP receptacles the proper colours. It really helps.

Also, post pictures of your amfleet/viewliner consit. I'm interested to see yo stuffs.

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>>116749
THIS! Painting the little details can make a model look more detailed than it really is. Another hint along the same lines is to weather the various vents and screens by blowing a little black chalk or diluted india ink into the crevasses and crannies; on the factory model they look like so much more corrugated bodywork. See the proto-photo? A keen eye, a fine brush and a steady hand can add detail, too. Consider the model as a canvas awaiting a super realistic artist.

And... don't give up on grab irons! I've done N scale grabs: tedious, boring, wait-for-the-coffee-jitters-to-wear-off work, but oh-so-worth-it. Assuming they're pre-molded, and not bending them yourself from fine wire. Nuts to that.



No.116648   [Reply]

RSS gleanings:

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/news/canadian-police-seek-to-block-sale-of-ill-fated-mma-locomotive.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/regulatory/analysts-legal-and-financial-experts-weigh-in-on-dots-hhft-nprm.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/indianapolis-in-action-may-scuttle-hoosier-state.html

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if /rail/ can't find a place to store a little old train engine.

>> No.116710  

If someone buys this unit then they're officially crazy. Do we what exactly caused the fire?

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sure would be good if someone somewhere (with the clout) gave a damn enough to give the answers... being a traintard is hard enough.

>> No.116741  

>>116710

I assume you mean the Lac Megantic fire? that would be caused by rolling away backwards and derailing inthe middle of the town

>> No.116742  

>>116741
Well remember that there was a fire on one of the locomotives that night which is why they shut down the engines and then the airbrakes bled off and then the rest is history.

>> No.116743  

>>116742

It was probably that thing that GE's do where they start running on their own lube oil

>> No.116744  

>>116742
>>116710
The NTSB still hasn't released their report, it'll probably be one of the main parts of the report.

>> No.116745  

>>116744

Why could the NTSB care? It happened in Quebec, not the US. Perhaps you mean Transport Canada?

>> No.116746  

>>116745
I added the N by accident.
But yeah the TSB report isn't out yet.

>> No.116756  

>>116703
300x100.



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176601 No.116461   [Reply]

I'm doing a little scientific-ish experiment to see which steam railroad is the best using only metric data related to them, including the original opening date of the line, the length of mainline track, number of steam locomotives, and number of diesel locomotives. All the numbers in each of those four areas are graded together on a bell curve and then averaged to get an overall score for each railroad (score increases the older it is, the longer it is, the more steamers it has, and the fewer diesels it has). Right now I only have a selection of North American railroads that have at least one or two working steamers.

The overall top scoring railroads in North America according to this spreadsheet are...

1: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
2: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
3: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

What do you think of this?

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>> No.116588  

>>116563
No, no and no. But not necessarily in that order, though.

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>>116587
I decided to remove Iowa Interstate also. Common Carrier railroads just screw everything up on this list.

>> No.116599  

>>116584
The hell? Did they have a retard driving her that day?

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>>116599
Some would argue that they have a moron running the steam program, and mention that the head honcho loves to be behind the throttle. That's a discussion for another thread, though.

>> No.116603  

>>116601

I'd have to say that this would be as much the fireman's fault as the engineer, but yes the guy running the dog and pony show sounds like he's an idiot. Part of me hopes he doesn't fuck up the 4014, but another part of me hopes it fails spectacularly.

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>> No.116750  

>>116584 I thought they didn't notch down the SD70Ace assist loco and got pushed with the independent applied?

(and agreed on the idiot part)

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Okay, I just assembled Part 2 of the data for the spreadsheet. Attached is just the new items before I add them to the spreadsheet and score them. Some of the data is not perfect (such as the non-steam locomotive counts for the Illinois Railroad Museum and the Canadian Railway Museum [it's difficult to ascertain which ones are operating and which are not, as the places don't always say]), but it's the best I could do.

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Here is the detail with the new items added.

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>>116753
...and here is its related table. I will probably add one more block of railroads over the next few days. Part 1 was all railroads that had at least 2 steamers, Part 2 was all railroads that had at least one steamer and at least one other steamer in any other condition, and Part 3 will be all railroads with one single operating steamer only and no other steamers of any kind. After that, the spreadsheet should basically cover every known currently-operating steam railroad in the US and Canada with a track gauge of 12 inches or more.

Also, congrats to the railroads running on former D&RGW trackage, as they took the top 3 spots.

>> No.116755  

>>116461
There's nothing scientific about some arbitrary ranking formula.

What's the point of ranking them anyway? They're all toys and museum pieces.



No.116751   [Reply]
>http://www.vice.com/vice-news/transporting-oil-by-rail-is-a-crude-gamble
>bomb trains
>those idiots in Portland acting like cunts in regulatory offices

[cringing intensifies]



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951757 No.116352   [Reply]

Can we have an abandoned trains thread?

Post any cool photos or stories you have about abandoned railroads (right of way, equipment, structures, etc.)

Pic related, early twentieth century abandoned locomotive at remote Katalla, Alaska.

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This would be a pretty amazing line to walk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salekhard%E2%80%93Igarka_Railway

>The 1,524 mm (5 ft) broad gauge Salekhard–Igarka Railway, („S„‚„p„~„ƒ„„€„|„‘„‚„~„p„‘ „}„p„s„y„ƒ„„„‚„p„|„Ž, Transpolyarnaya Magistral - "Transpolar Mainline") also referred to variously as Railroad of Death, Road of Death, and Dead Road, is an incomplete railway in northern Siberia. The railway was a project of the Soviet Gulag system that took place from 1947 to 1953. Construction was coordinated via two separate Gulag projects, the 501 Railroad beginning on the River Ob and 503 Railroad beginning on the River Yenisey, part of a grand design of Joseph Stalin to span a railroad across northern Siberia to reach the Soviet Union's easternmost territories.
>The planned route from Igarka to Salekhard measured 806 miles (1,297 km) in length. The project was built mostly with prisoner labour, particularly that of political prisoners,[1] and thousands perished.[1][2]
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East Barnet Inwood Station. East Barnet, Vermont. July 24th, 2014

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>>116713
>>116714
>>116715
>>116716
Neat. Is that a 2' gauge locomotive on the car?



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903244 No.116505   [Reply]

Some recent pics I took of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

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>> No.116700  

>>116687

>I hope you took the Magic of Our Steam Trains tour.

No, but that would be awesome. Maybe when we go next time and have a smaller group.

>> No.116701  

>>116691
Oh neat! My wife and I actually stayed there once a few years ago. No idea they had that.

>> No.116702  

>>116507

>Lilly Belle

I've always really liked that name.

>> No.116704  

>>116687

>taking an official tour
>not just sneaking though the utilidors and watching the crews work
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>>116523

Let the loathing commence.

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>>116704
Bitch, I'd like to see you try...

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>> No.116737  

>>116727

>implying they'd notice
>> No.116740  

>>116727

>hybrid

You'll never hear them coming!

>> No.116747  

>>116702
Lilly was the name of Walt Disney's wife.



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140291 No.116643   [Reply]

A key line connecting the Capital, Ankara, with almost-just-about-but-not-quite Istanbul opened today. Equipment by Alstom, BTW.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28490502
Nearly half of Turkish Rail's budget has been committed to high speed rail projects.

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>> No.116655  

Unless my memory is playing tricks, there is already a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus.

>> No.116677  

>>116655

A high-speed train will either need some hardcore renovation of the existing infrastructure, or a separate right-of-way.

>> No.116689  

>>116677
I don't think they'll be doing tunnel construction any time soon. The last time they did anything the Turks guilted the Japanese into working by threatening suicide.

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-330212-turkish-bureaucrats-threatened-suicide-to-meet-marmaray-deadline.html

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>>116689

That doesn't even work for the desperately lovelorn.

>> No.116699  

Well look what happened on day one:
http://www.todayszaman.com/business_headline-spoilers-in-urls-suck-donkey-balls_354053.html

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>>116699

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Ambitious turkeys.

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>>116689

Also, Japan doesn't give a flying shit. The commercial is pretty rad though. Maybe even too rad to be true: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLRIDJDa1yg

>> No.116738  

>>116724
I doubt the actual engineers were as moe as the one in the commercial.

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>>116738

Doesn't stop the Japanese from using moe to promote everything. Pic related.



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124901 No.116729   [Reply]

Does this not look like a picture of a mode train ?.... Glencairn 27 July

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Katie today 27th July passing by Glencairn Beach brightening up an otherwise dull day.......!!

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Katie rounding the bend near Glencairn beach on route to Simonstown - Sunday 27th July.....!

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This was taken of Katie in early May Near Battery beach , passing the fishermen's shack .....! I

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>> No.116736  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AtlanticRail/ - you will find Katie here ...go look for your self dont worry they are friendly South African people!



No.116726   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdkz-rZs3s0 -- Last Train To San Fernando, calypso style.



No.116682   [Reply]

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/27/get-your-chills-on-the-rails-with-kyotos-ghost-train-yvideoz/ -- Spoooookyyy...

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I like how uncompromising they were with that.

>Once the doors close, youfre trapped with the yokai until the end of the line.

The trip also being discounted over regular service would make me destroy my pants.

>be an unaware tourist
>see this on screen
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I can only imagine all the touhou cosplayers on board...

>> No.116690  
>Thatfs because yokai can ride for just 50 yen.

Does their folklore include foamers as yokai? We;re definitely possessed by some sort of demons...

>> No.116693  

Dunno, but there are tales that hint at some Norse and Finns being half-youkai, notably those of bear-sarks (or berserkers).

>> No.116697  

Maybe Casey Jones and the Pope Lick Monster would dig this?



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